The Bakersfield Police Department are investigating a juvenile student who was found with over 100 Fentanyl pills at Chipman Junior High in east Bakersfield.
The full release can be seen below:
On September 9th, 2022, at approximately 9:05 AM, Bakersfield Police officers responded to Chipman Junior High School, 2905 Eissler Street regarding a report of a student in possession of possible Fentanyl. While enroute officers were advised of a possible exposure overdose of a campus supervisor who inadvertently came into contact with the pills when they were located on the student’s person.
A Kern High School District police officer who arrived on scene administered Narcan to the staff member, who was subsequently transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
The preliminary investigation, being conducted by the Bakersfield Police Department, revealed that the student, a 13-year-old juvenile, brought approximately 150 Fentanyl pills, disguised as Percocet pills to the school. The student was searched by a campus supervisor due to the student being involved in an unrelated altercation with another student. The student was also found to be in possession of approximately $300.00 dollars.
The Bakersfield Police Department is working with the Bakersfield City School District to ensure student safety. It is unknown at this time if any pills were sold/given to other students. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to have conversations with their children regarding the dangers of Fentanyl, and that it can be disguised as other prescription drugs.
Signs of overdose can include:
Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
Falling asleep or losing consciousness
Slow, weak, or no breathing
Choking or gurgling sounds
Discolored skin (especially in lips and nails)
If you suspect an overdose:
Call 9-1-1 Immediately
Adminster naloxone if available
Try to keep the person awake and breathing
Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
Stay with the person until emergency assistance arrives
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The juvenile was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance for purposes of sales and other associated charges. The investigation into the source and how the juvenile obtained the Fentanyl is ongoing.